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Famous Actors from South Africa

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List of film actors and actresses from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Africa has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These South African actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best South African actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of South Africa and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of actors on this list include Antony Sher and Colleen De Reuck.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African actors?" and "Which movies stars are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented South African film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dec. at 87 (1915-2002)
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Abdullah Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Adhir Kalyan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 32
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Adrian Dickson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Alexander Michaeletos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Alfred Ntombela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Alice Krige is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 64
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Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Amanda Coetzer age 47
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Antjie Krog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 66
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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 69
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Arnold Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 56
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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 86
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Bill Flynn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dec. at 59 (1948-2007)
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Bonnie Henna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Brian Cleeve is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)
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Brian Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 81
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Bruce Grobbelaar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Bruce Grobbelaar age 61
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Bryce Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dec. at 79 (1933-2012)
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Can Themba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dec. at 44 (1924-1968)
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Carl Beukes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 42
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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Cliff Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
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Cliff Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 56
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Colin Cowie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
age 57
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Colleen De Reuck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa